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DNR Wildlife Specialist Pam Perry on Signs of Spring: Birds Return & Toads and Frogs Trill

On the Tuesday Morning Show John and Heidi welcome back Pam Perry, a retired non-game wildlife biologist for the Minnesota DNR.  They talk about the birds returning to the area.  John reports seeing an evening grosbeak and a rose-breasted grosbeak at his feeder at the same time.  Pam tells us she has spotted orioles and predicts this week could be the time for hummingbirds and other seasonal species to return with the warmer weather.

Pam and John talk about the signs of amphibian activity beginning.  Pam reports hearing toads on May 1st.  We hear the trills of toads and tree frogs and they talk about the difference in the calls. They have heard many frog species, but no peepers yet.

Pam will be leading bird hikes at the Brainerd Arboretum Saturday May 22nd & 29th at 8am and at St. Mathias Park on Tuesdays at 8am.  Call us for more information 800-662-5799.